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Thomas Leskin 33 Mountain View Lane Pottsville, PA 17901

tleskin@gmail.com 570-294-4707 Education: The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Schuylkill and World Campus Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Application Option Expected graduation: May 2016 Major GPA: 3.78 The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism Minor in English Degree received: May 2010 Professional Skills: ● Programming Languages: C++, HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Java (Currently learning) ● Graphic design programs: Adobe InDesign, Quirk Xpress (Basic), Adobe Photoshop ● Word processing programs: iWork, Open Office, Microsoft Office, Adobe InCopy ● Video editing programs: iMovie, Final Cut Pro (Basic) ● Photo management programs: Aperture, Photo Mechanic, iPhoto ● Operating systems: OS X, Windows, Ubuntu, Android (tablet/smartphone), iOS ● Social networking/media: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Foursquare, WordPress Internship Experiences: Schuylkill Haven School District, Schuylkill Haven, PA October 2013 to Present Web Developer and Technology Intern ● Responsible for redesigning the school district website to make it more appealing and user friendly ● Use Adobe Photoshop to create backgrounds for the new website ● Provide IT support by fixing computers (Macbooks), servers and the school district network China Daily, Beijing, China June 2010 to August 2010 Reporter ● Wrote stories and columns for China Daily metro section and the college student-aimed newspaper ● Edited, copied, and wrote headlines for 21st Century Work Experience: AndroidGuys, Online November 2013 to Present Editor/Writer ● Search for stories through social media and press release sites to include on website ● Promote the site and stories through a variety of social media outlets ● Write stories informing the online community about everything Android, from breaking news to features and editorials ● Review apps, devices and accessories ● Help manage staff, assigning and approving stories ● Edit news stories ● Analyze website trends and SEO to help direct the content needed for the site The Republican-Herald, Pottsville, PA April 2011 to Present

Staff Writer ● Cover police beat, local government and school districts, Penn State, breaking news, businesses, elections, and the environment ● Shoot and edit photos for use in the paper ● Maintain a technology blog that covers technology news and product reviews ● Help in maintaining a social media presence for the newspaper online Akihabara News, Online April 2011 to January 2012 U.S. Editor ● Searched press releases, social networks, blogs, and forums for U.S and Asian technology news to inform public ● Wrote and edited reviews and stories to ensure appropriate for paper ● Moderated comments section on the website The News-Item, Shamokin, PA October 2010 to April 2011 Staff Writer ● Covered police beat, local government and school districts, breaking news, and feature stories ● Wrote tech articles for consumer section ● Shot and edited photos and video content ● Responsible for newspaper’s social network presence, doubling reader interaction in five months ● Created a technology blog called Technoholic Awards: ● Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award ● Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow ● Quill and Scroll National Honor Society References: Available upon request